If you are familiar with the popular adult website Pornhub.com, they have taken a big step. Pornhub is perhaps one of the biggest porn “tube” sites around. That means it has video clips from various adult sources in a “Youtube” style format. Though it makes sense, they are the first adult tube site to come up with their own VPN product called VPNhub. The service just released on May the 24, 2018, and it is available for 100% free on iOS and Android devices. However, you can gain access to the Windows and Macintosh apps if you choose the premium version. The app is supported by advertisements. Google stats show this VPN with more than 50,000 downloads at this point. Since this VPN is new, you may run into some issues. In this review, we’ll include the features and usage you can expect to see in the app.
The VPNhub software is developed by a company called AppAtomic. They have apparently used another company’s network. In this case, that is a good thing. We have evidence that the speeds are good. However, there is not much information we can find on the provider, at least that is supplied by the app or website. We can tell you that it is based in the US, so standard US data rules apply. We are a bit wary of VPNhub because if a VPN service is free, it often means that information is being sold.
The pricing for VPNhub is a bit unusual. Though it offers Windows and Mac applications, there is no option to buy the premium service through that method. If you decide to purchase the premium version, it is available through the Google Play Store for Android at a rate of $11.99 a month. If you decide to purchase the premium version for iOS, it is $12.99 for some reason. That said, there does not seem to be an option for a long-term account for Android. They do offer a 7-day trial on both services, but your payment information must be entered first. The left image shows Android and the image on the right shows the pricing of the iOS version.
VPNhub states that it is a free and unlimited VPN. However, that only applies to 1 US server. The server may vary based on a few different factors. You can open many additional server locations by purchasing the VIP option. In the image below, you can see some of the servers available.
At this point, there only seems to be one setting you can change for Android and iPhone. For the iPhone, you can change the icon to a more discreet version. For the Android version, you have the option to change the push notifications. As time passes, you will likely see others available.
- No ads.
- Faster connections.
- Worldwide connections.
- Connect with up to 3 devices.
Server Locations and Countries
Since the company is US-based, the usage policy states that the company is forbidden from doing business in the following countries.
- North Korea
Furthermore, their pages state the service may be blocked in the following countries.
- Saudi Arabia
Servers for VPNhub are located in:
- United States – Ashburn, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Seattle.
- Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Just like other items with this service, the number of countries and servers will likely increase over time.
Usage for VPNhub is easy. As you see in the image below, select that you want to want to connect (the first time) and then tap on the middle screen. Where you see the drop-down, you can change the server location (if you have the premium version).
VPNhub Speed Test
One of the selling points of the premium service is that you get faster connections. Because of that, we wanted to test the free version to see how it performed. As you can see in the image below, the results were surprising. That is because it is close to our normal rates. Of course, that may be subject to change as more people join the service. If this is an indication of how it will typically operate, however, the results are great.
What About Leaks?
If you look through some of the reviews of the service in Google Apps, some users have mentioned problems with leakage. We used our favorite comprehensive leak tester at www.doileak.com. As you can see by the images below, we did not encounter those issues. The issues we did have came from our browser choice instead of the VPN service.
Why you should use a VPN
As more and more establishments offer free WiFi, it is very important to use a VPN. While WiFi is great, the cybercriminals think it is great as well. By connecting to the server of your choice, you create a secure and encrypted connection. That way, you greatly reduce the chance that criminals will steal your sensitive data.
Another reason to use a VPN is to help you get around geo-restrictions. That is especially important if your activities include sites like Pornhub that are restricted in some countries. No matter where you are, connecting to a server there will help. That is because it makes the blocking software think you are located somewhere else. That can be a real advantage if you are trying to access certain regions or you are being blocked from viewing adult content. Simply connect to a server and you can start browsing or viewing the content you want to access. We are sure you can think of several applications where that could be an issue.
Should I Use VPNhub?
Final Thoughts About VPNhub
All and all, VPNhub is drawing a lot of attention. In 2-3 hours time, the number of downloads jumped from 5,000 to over 50,000. You can already tell that this one will get big. We should all be protecting ourselves whenever we use WiFi. However, free VPN services are not the best option for you to protect your privacy. That said, they will help you get around some basic restrictions and it performs quite well. The question is, will they roll out the kinds of features we expect to see from lower-priced service? Just remember that you will only be able to connect to 1 server located in the USA if you plan on using the free version, and you can only use 3 devices on the premium plan. You might also want to take a look at our Top 10 VPNs for comparison.